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Reactive power/Apparent power

  1. Feb 11, 2012 #1

    I'm kinda confused with the difference between reactive and apparent power. In my understanding, reactive power is basically the power absorbed by either electric or magnetic fields that is later returned to the source. So what is exactly is apparent power?

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  3. Feb 11, 2012 #2


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  4. Feb 11, 2012 #3
    I was just about to post I figured it out, sorry for the pointless thread.
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